THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Decision No. 794/QD-BNN-TCTL dated April 21, 2014 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on approving the “Scheme on irrigation sector restructure”
Pursuant to Decree No. 199/2013/ND-CP dated November 26, 2013 of the Government defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Pursuant to the Law on Dikes 2006 and the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control 2013;
Pursuant to the Ordinance on exploitation and protection of irrigational works No. dated April 04, 2001 of the National Assembly Standing Committee;
Pursuant to the Decision No. 1590/QD-TTg dated October 9, 2009 of Prime Minister approving the orientation of Vietnam irrigation development Strategy;
Pursuant to the Decision No.104/2000/QĐ-TTg dated August 25, 2000 of the Prime Minister approving the National Strategy on clean water supply and rural sanitation by 2020;
Pursuant to Decision No. 172/2007/QD-TTg dated November 16, 2007 of the Prime Minister approving the National Strategy for prevention and mitigation of natural disasters by 2010;
Pursuant to the Decision No. 339/QD-TTg dated February 19, 2013 of the Prime Minister approving the overall scheme of economic restructuring associated with the growth pattern towards improving quality, efficiency and competitiveness 2013-2020 period;
Pursuant to the Decision No. 899/QD-TTg dated June 10, 2013 of the Prime Minister approving the scheme of restructuring of agricultural sector towards improving the added value and sustainable development;
At the proposal of the Director of the Directorate of Water Resources
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve the Scheme “Irrigation sector restructure”” with the following main contents:
I. OBJECTIVES AND VIEWPOINTS
1. Objectives
Improving efficiency of irrigation sector for restructuring of agricultural sector towards improving the added value and sustainable development; meeting the development requirements of social and economic sectors; improving the capacity for natural disaster prevention and response to climate change (CC); contributing to the modernization of agricultural and rural infrastructure and new rural construction.
2. Duties
a) Consolidating and developing interior field irrigation, associated with the new rural construction: Upgrading the interior field irrigation infrastructure to meet the good farming practices to improve productivity, product quality, reduce production costs, meet market requirements with flexibility, improve farmers' income; strengthen the sustainable grassroots agricultural hydraulic organizations (cooperative, cooperative groups);
b) Strengthening organizations that manage the exploitation of irrigational works: Improvement of management efficiency, innovation of operation mechanism, improvement of quality of services systems and quality of works systems, prevention of degradation, technical and financial sustainability and gradual modernization;